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Left side chest pain, feels sharp like a needle but only in a very specific location.(Pulsating). Comes and goes. Duration(20 seconds) normal ekg/echo?

Left side chest pain, feels sharp like a needle but only in a very specific location.(Pulsating). Comes and goes. Duration(20 seconds) normal ekg/echo?

Chest wall pain: Your symptoms are likely coming from your chest wall. Heart pain is usually in the center of the chest and is more often described with a clenched fist or with words like heaviness/tightness/pressure/burning or "like an elephant sitting on my chest". Heart pain is constant, not pulsating, and not located in one small area you can point to with one finger. It is not sharp, stabbing or needle like. ...Read more

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Chronic chest pain, usually a throbbing pressure but sometimes a sharp, stabbing pain that lasts about 10-30s. Affects both sides of chest. What is it?

Highly Likely Benign: Assuming no previous pediatric heart or lung diseases (or undetected), you most likely are having musculoskeletal pain (do need to rule out a common cardiac disorder called 'Barlows'/'floppy mitral valve' which is BENIGN but could cause this-easy to diagnose w/ a stethoscope. What causes the pain- movement (musculoskeletal), exertion (cardiac), eating (GI/stomach0. Also, common- ANXIETY and stress! ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, throbbing ) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: after deep breaths) . Time: over six hours. Woke up same feeling. ?

I am experiencing  chest pain discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, throbbing ) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: after deep breaths) . Time: over six hours. Woke up same feeling. ?

Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing are signs that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. In adults, chest pain can be a heart attack. He should not drive himself (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. ...Read more

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As I was getting off work today, I got this weird chest pain on the right side of my chest. The pain kind of felt like it was pulsating. It lasted about 10 mins. Is this something to be concerned about?

Sounds benign: Given your young age, lack of stated heart conditions or tobacco abuse and no medications for hypertension or high cholesterol, your risk for cardiac disease (i.e. heart attack) would be quite low. Provided the pain resolved on its own and didn't continue, it was likely just a muscle spasm. If it continues or gets worse, should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Yes, but: These symptoms could also be more serious.

These symptoms could be due to clot in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary embolism) or abnormal blood flow to the heart.

The additional patient information listed with your question implies recent workup with d-dimer, ECG and chest xr, so maybe you have already been seen.

If you have not yet, please see your doctor or go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I had a mild pulsating chest pain left side that woke me up. Went away as soon as I got up. Now have heartburn. Could it be heart related?

I had a mild pulsating chest pain left side that woke me up. Went away as soon as I got up. Now have heartburn. Could it be heart related?

Unlikely: Unless you have many risk factors — it is unlikely to be heart related. More likely to be within the range of our normal experiences. Could also be heartburn or anxiety. If this continues to occur — would recommend evaluation by care provider. ...Read more

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Throbbing chest pain on left side! Any suggestions! Not all the time, just randomly?

Please check it out: Throbbing pain may be due to a local reasons Please see a physician to make sure we are not missing anything ...Read more

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My boyfriend has throbbing chest pain in his entire chest area that has lasted for over an hour. Is this a sign of something serious?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be serious. I would need much more information in order to assess the risks. How old is your boyfriend? What are his risk factors for cardiac disease? What are his risk factors for clotting problems? Is there a history of trauma? He needs a full clinical evaluation with history, physical examination, and other studies. Please go to an emergency room or urgent care now. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a strong tightening pulsing chest pain in the middle of my chest that developed after becoming frigthened?

Should I be concerned with a strong tightening pulsing chest pain in the middle of my chest that developed after becoming frigthened?

Probably Not: This is a common symptom of anxiety/fear but get it checked out by your Primary Care Provider... Reassurance is the best medicine!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Started to get throbbing chest pain on the left feels like it's where my heart is the throb comes and goes?

Started to get throbbing chest pain on the left feels like it's where my heart is the throb comes and goes?

See MD: Need further detail — duration, pattern, age, risk factors (ie do you have high BP, diabetes, cholesterol issues, family history. Do you smoke. Bottom line, safe to see physician and get EKG. You can find out more about heart health in my #1 best-selling book, Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit from the Body's Core on Amazon ...Read more

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Episodes of throbbing headache and chest pain/pressure. Very intense. Lasts seconds. Only after standing, sitting, or activity. What's happening to me?

May be many things: You need a full h&p, but you may have a drop in blood pressure when these are happening. A tilt table test may be helpful to see if the symptoms can be reproduced and see what the blood pressure and heart rate does. Other tests might include a holter, echo of heart and blood work. ...Read more

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Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried :(?

Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried :(?

See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be serious. I would have a doctor examine you to check for possible causes. Pain in the elbow may or may not be a sign of a serious issue. ...Read more

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Fish bone swallowed a week ago. Having chest pain. X-ray done they see nothing cardiac issues ruled out. Still throbbing pain in chest. Nothing helps?

Fish bone swallowed a week ago.  Having chest pain. X-ray done they see nothing cardiac issues ruled out. Still throbbing pain in chest. Nothing helps?

Barium study : If that was a plain X-ray fish bones may not be seen since fish bone is mainly cartilage. Therefore, perhaps a barium swallow looking for a tear or CT to look for air outside the esophagus will provide more information. When all else fails a gastrointestinal physician and scope and endoscopy should be considered ...Read more

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Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Possible: These symptoms can be attributed to GERD but there can be other causes too like angina, heart valve problems . Good to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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Heart palpitation w/ center chest pain. Lasts few moments. Dizziness & sweating fallow for several mins; felt plus pulsing in neck hard & fast.

Heart palpitation w/ center chest pain. Lasts few moments. Dizziness & sweating fallow for several mins; felt plus pulsing in neck hard & fast.

Palpitation: Need to see doc asap for evaluation, arrhythmia such as flutter, wpw(wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), supraventricular tachycardia etc... May cause this; however other diseases such as anxiety, hyperthyroidism may also cause palpitation. ...Read more

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Normal D-dimer, Chest xray, ECG, today. Throbbing leg, chest pain, cough. Had SX same 2 years ago with Neg CTPA and Neg ultrasound. What could it be?

Normal D-dimer, Chest xray, ECG, today. Throbbing leg, chest pain, cough. Had SX same 2 years ago with Neg CTPA and Neg ultrasound. What could it be?

Broad differential: Could be many things. Fact that it went away raises the question of an overuse syndrome from say performing some repetitive work chore, etc. Other possibilities include some form of arthritis. I would see a primary care specialist in the form of either a good DO or internist who can work this up further. ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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I have chest pain, short sharp pain. Should I go to a&e?

Yes: Get it evaluated. It may be nothing but important to know what it is so you can be treated ...Read more

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I often have sharp chest pain. What could be the reason?

Sharp Chest Pain: Sharp chest pain is not infrequently due to musculoskeletal problems. Coronary artery (heart) pain is more typically a dull continuous pain, increase with activity, just left of the sternum and radiating toward the left sholder. It gives a sensation that there is pressure upon the chest. This latter finding is important. A doctor visit for evaluation is necessary ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain today after having colonoscopy yesterday?

Call your MD: Chest pain post scoping is not normal. It may just be retained gas but a perforation needs to be ruled out, especially if you had polyps removed ...Read more

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Chest pain, which sends a sharp pain up to the face and vision gets blurry?

Chest pain, which sends a sharp pain up to the face and vision gets blurry?

Chest pain: Given the symptoms you describe you either need to see your doctor as soon as possible or get yourself to the nearest Emergency Room! ...Read more

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Dull chest pain, left chest. Turns into a sharp pain briefly when deep coughing?

Chest pain: Insufficient detail to guess at cause etc,I'd suggest an in person or virtual consult via the Concierge service. ...Read more

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Middle sharp chest pain, gradually getting worse especially if stressed or upset.?

Chest pain: Most likely is reflux, can try over the counter ranitidine or prevecid and see if helps. Avoid energy drinks, caffeine,alcohol smoking, spicy foods. Also, check for h pylori a bacterium that sometimes complicates reflux. Alternatives includes gallbladder rarely in a young person cardiac due to spasm or structural abnormality. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What could this chest pain be? Right in the middle, sharp, started after stressful call

Chest pain: Could be a number of things. Depending on age and a number of factors. Contact your doctor. ...Read more